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John Edward 1 14.29%
John E. Allison 1 14.29%
Chief John 5 71.43%
Chief John E. Allison 0 0%
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post #31 of 37 Old 10-16-2013
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- Fire Chief Allison or
with the proper abbreviation for Fire Chief,
- FC Allison, FC John Allison, FC John, FC Uncle John

simplified even more: The FC JEA (probably not good for saying over the radio)

- Fire Chief John

These are just ideas, but you may want to think about whether or not to use "Fire Chief" directly in the name. Could cause some unwanted confusion.

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I like "Uncle John." I met a cruising couple who named their sailboat "Aunt Mabel," because their beloved aunt left them a bequest to buy the boat. In my mind, "Chief John" denotes respect, but "Uncle John" denotes affection.
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Personally I like John Edward Allison. The full name. Sorry for you loss.
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

I'm liking "Chief E"
Chief J rolls off the tongue also.
Uncle J ?
Chief Uncle ?
My father's nickname was Chief. We also called him Chiefie.

Among the many great things he left us and is remembered for there is one weird thing. As my father aged he gradually lost sensitivity in the nerves surrounding his mouth. Eatting things, like hotdogs heaped with mustard and relish he would, as we all do at times, get some on his chin or someplace else around his mouth. We would help him out be looking at him and saying "Yoh chief!" To which he knew immediately to wipe his lips and chin. He's been gone for 20 years now, but at every family gathering as we eat you will at some point hear "Yoh Chief" as one of us has gotten some food on us instead of in us.

Back to the boat naming!

What would he have named it?
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Re: Boat name advice

Thanks for the input everyone. They have been many good suggestions. I'm going to put them all on paper in the font I plan on using on the boat. Then I will see which one continues to jump out at me over time. I have about 6 months before the boat hits the water so I have some time.

Here is a good article about my uncle.
http://www.masoncountypress.com/2013...-john-allison/

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Like Abrahamx, I think the best memorial would be his full name or at least John E Allison.
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That's my preference, too. My condolences on your loss.

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